This work is dedicated to the memory of Hursie "Shorty"
About 50 years ago, this writer began collecting historical
material concerning the
Upper Cabin Creek Settlement of Wyoming County West Virginia.
It 1882 it was
named Saulsville in honor of James Sauls, the current mail carrier
of the route
between Oceana, Pineville, Spanishburg and Raleigh.
By 1999 I have accumulated so much material that it would be a
task beyond my
ability to put into book form, so I contacted Anita Tolliver McNiel,
Saulsville, and asked if she would take my historical material
and type it into her
computer and place it on the Internet. That she gladly agreed
to do and to her I am
deeply indebted along with all those relatives and old friends
who provided me with
all the information that would have been lost due to deaths or
As to the accuracy of this material, we must keep in mind that
its truthfulness is
based on its writer and its sources. Anyway, maybe this material
can be rated the
best on the internet.
Note to the reader:
The more often you read this computerized material, the more computerized
mind will become.
Hursie 'Shorty' Shumate
First let me say what a great fun organizing this work
Shorty took pity on me after learning that I was interested in
genealogy of my (& Marie's) Tollivers and the rest of the
in our little piece of Almost Heaven West Virginia, and asked
to give him a hand. It was like hitting a gold mine.............
This work is compiled from the many boxes of famiily lineage
manuscripts, notes, newpaper articles, published works about
our County and Families that Shorty has 'saved'. Compiled is
the key word... Neither of us consider that any of the information
is final word on any family. Please use the information to your
best interest and come to your own conclusions. Where there
were major conflicting lineages, all are presented.
Good News!!!! Linda Tolliver Hawkins has expressed an interest in this stuff and we will be trying to add new information and updates in the near future.
I AM SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM DISCONTINUING THIS PAGE DUE TO LACK OF FREE STORAGE SPACE TO HOUSE THE NUMEROUS FILES. ALL OF THE FREE HOSTING SITES HAVE DISAPPEARED AND EVERYONE IS CHARGING FOR WEBSITE SPACE NOW. I ALSO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO WORK ON NEW MATERIAL FOR THE SITE DUE TO MY HAVING TO TAKE BACK OPERATION OF OUR BUSINESS IN BECKLEY, I JUST DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO GET OUT AND BEAT THE BUSHES AS I HAD HOPED TO BE ABLE TO DO. AS BOB HOPE SAID "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES"-- This site owned and maintained by Anita Tolliver McNiel,
The page was last updated 012/18/2009